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  • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

    Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Behind Your Missing Menses

    August 30, 2020Zoya Ali

    Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is when your menstrual cycle and ovulation are interrupted due to the influence of the hypothalamus gland, located in the brain. It is a commonly occurring condition in women with eating disorders,athletes or dancers or those with a low body mass index (BMI). What causes hypothalamic amenorrhea? The hypothalamus is a small region of the brain that plays a crucial role in many important functions, including the…

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  • Folic Acid

    Folic Acid – The Pre-Conception Care You Need

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    If you’re taking your first steps down the path to parenthood, you’ve probably considered ways in which you can improve both yours and your future child’s health. With an abundance of information available and so many people claiming to be fertility “experts”, how do you know which supplements are beneficial for you, and how can you spot the fads? Folic acid is considered a biggie in the pre-conception care world,…

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  • how fertility struggles impact your mental health

    How Fertility Struggles Impact Your Mental Health

    August 29, 2020Zoya Ali

    The journey to parenthood can be one of the most incredible adventures you take during your adult life. Yet for 1 in 7 heterosexual couples in the UK, LGBTQIA+ couples or those choosing to go solo, the fertility journey can be a rocky road. While there has been a lot of conversation around the physical and economic aspects of fertility treatment, many people remain silent about the influence that fertility…

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  • Fertility Preservation

    Fertility Preservation – Protecting Your Parenthood Plans

    August 29, 2020Zoya Ali

    When it comes to your fertility, preserving it isn’t quite as simple as locking it in a jar of vinegar to prevent it from expiring. Fertility preservation not only involves a lot more science but also, either freezing your eggs, embryos or reproductive tissue so that they can be used in the future to create your own biological children. Once collected, they are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen –…

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  • The symptoms of Endometriosis

    The Symptoms of Endometriosis. Not just a painful period.

    August 29, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    For most of us, period pains are something we’ve probably dealt with at some stage. But how much pain is too much pain? In the UK, around 1.5 million people, that is 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth are currently living with the condition, regardless of race or ethnicity (1). Endometriosis is a chronic condition where cells similar to those lining the uterus can be found…

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  • Thyroid

    Thyroid: The conductor of your hormonal orchestra

    May 21, 2020Hertility

    How can your thyroid be affecting your fertility? Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of your throat.  It plays a crucial role in influencing metabolism, temperature, growth, and development, via the production of thyroid hormones. The main thyroid hormones are thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).  Whilst many are aware that the imbalance of these hormones could cause changes in weight and mood,…

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  • managing Endometriosis

    Managing Endometriosis: The Options Post-Diagnosis

    March 8, 2020Eloise Burt

    Approximately 1.5 million people in the UK 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth) are currently living with endometriosis, regardless of race or ethnicity. , Yet despite its prevalence, much about the condition still remains a mystery.  If you live with endometriosis, you probably know that one of the biggest symptoms is pain… a lot of it. Experiencing such chronic pain amongst other symptoms can not only…

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